Music banned in Somalia

In Somalia are some measures in place which were proclaimed by the Islamic leaders.

So is music from today banned in the country, just like wearing bras, turning and watching movies and having a ringtone on your mobile phone.

Abdulahi Yasin Jama of Tusmo broadcasting says that the radio stations had no choice and in accordance with the guidelines of the Islamists stopped with music. Only one radio station in Mogadishu would be the rule breaking.

Somalia has a strong musical tradition in the name of Sharia law and the measure is not popular. But offenders risk particularly heavy punishments, such as the dismemberment of limbs.

In the 1990s, the Taliban in Afghanistan also forbade all music, thus .

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